He starts at the lender next week on 8 July after 18 years with Kensington, lately as sales and distribution director.
Griffiths started his career with HSBC 30 years ago ’ and he has been tasked with increasing lending and forging closer relationships with The Mortgage Lenders’ distribution partners.
Griffiths won Business Leader of the Year in the complex credit category of the British Specialist Lending Awards.
The Mortgage Lender’s chief commercial officer Keith Street said: “Attracting someone with Steve’s ability, track record and enthusiasm underlines TML’s position as a lender that is going from strength to strength.
“Our plans include making it easier for brokers to deal with us through greater digital integration and an increase in dedicated business development support. Steve is the right person to lead our expansion and we’re delighted he is joining the team.”
The Mortgage Lender sales director Steve Griffiths said: “TML is a lender that is doing things differently and making a difference to the specialist lending sector. It has a strong management team with a proven track record and is gathering momentum with its first securitisation this year and new build and specialist buy-to-let product developments.
“In today’s market, advisers need wide ranging, clear criteria catering for the everyday issues they encounter when cases don’t fit mainstream lenders and TML offers just that. It’s an exciting time to join the team and I’m looking forward to a period of hard work that will deliver exceptional growth for the business and our intermediary customers.”
This year, the Mortgage Lender launched help to buy residential mortgages and its first buy-to-let remortgage product. It also completed its first UK mortgage-backed securitisation of residential assets for £238.5m.